• Peter Berthoud

Rupert (1973 & 1981 Editions)

Updated: Sep 4

Rupert, A Pepys Game (Pepys Series)


First Published: (1973) A Pepys Game by Castell Brothers Ltd., St Cross Street, London

and (1981) Pepys Series by T.J. & J Smith Ltd, Dataday House, Alexandra Road, London

Illustrator or Designer: After Alfred Bestall


Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet


​Rupert (1973)  Box Front With Title Card
​Rupert (1973) Box Front With Title Card

​Rupert (1981) - Box Front, No Title Card, With Thumb Cut
​Rupert (1981) - Box Front, No Title Card, With Thumb Cut

There are 4 identical cards each of 11 designs.


Rupert Cards 1
Rupert Cards 1

Rupert Cards 2
Rupert Cards 2


A very simple game, two versions here:


The 1973 version with © Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd, published by Castell Brothers, with a title card on the box front.


The 1981 version with © Express Newspapers Ltd, published by T.J. & J. Smith, with a printed box front and thumb cut. The rules state that this version was made in Belgium, i.e. printed by Carta Mundi.


A third version was published by Gibsons in 1984 and will have its own entry, along with all the other Gibsons Pepys games, soon.


For all things Rupert see the official fan site The Followers of Rupert


Game & Version Details


Rupert (1973) - Card Back



Rupert (1973) - Rules Front



Rupert (1973) - Rules Back



Games Advertised:

Tom and Jerry Snap

Little Grey Rabbit



Rupert (1973) - Box Back



Rupert (1973) - Box Top



Rupert (1973) - Box Side Left



Rupert (1973) - Box Base



Rupert (1973) - Box Side Right



​Rupert (1973) - Box Back With Flap



Rupert (1981) - Card Back



Rupert (1981) - Rules Front


Rupert (1981) - Rules Back


Games Advertised:

Tom and Jerry Snap

Little Grey Rabbit



Rupert (1981) - Box Back


Double vent



​​Rupert (1981) - Box Top


Double Vent



​​Rupert (1981) - Box Side Left



​​Rupert (1981) - Box Base



​​Rupert (1981) - Box Side Right



​​Rupert (1981) - Box Front with Flap